See what Edmonton’s ad men and women have done now
Yeah, 2016 was tough. But that didn’t stop the city’s creative industry from doing its thing: World-class work.
Edmonton’s advertising community once again proved it can compete with talent in the world’s largest markets at the 38th Annual ACE Awards on March 25.
Hosted by the Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE), the annual awards gala is a showcase of Edmonton’s best designers, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, producers, videographers and strategists.
It recognizes the best work these people have produced over the last year, as determined by a hand-picked panel of accomplished creative judges from distinguished agencies across North America.
There is no participation ribbon at the ACE Awards. Not everybody wins. Not every category is awarded. Only the best work is recognized. Judges are expected to evaluate submissions from Edmonton agencies using the same creative standards and criteria they would apply to any other agency in the world.
ACE Award winners know they’ve created something world-class — something that would stand out in Paris, New York or London.
On that note, the Ad Club added a new wrinkle to this year’s awards.
Each year, the Best In Show award is bestowed on the submission judged to be the best of the year. It is the crown jewel of the ACE Awards and the one everybody wants to win. This year, the ACE board agreed to pay for the Best In Show winner to be entered into the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the world’s ultimate benchmark of creative excellence.
Winner of Best in Show for "Pride Tape" goes to Calder Bateman! From left to right Cheryl Meger, Nicole Vestergaard, Suzanne Huitsing and Frank Calder.
Take a look at this year’s winners and familiarize yourself with the caliber of creative work in Edmonton’s advertising community.